Aston Martin V8

Aston Martin V8

The Aston Martin V8 and the Aston Martin DBS represented a significant shift in styling for the British automaker, gone were the curves of the DB4, DB5, and DB6 – replaced by more modern lines that many have suggested were inspired by the Jensen Interceptor and the Ford Mustang. The new Aston Martin V8 was…

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Aston Martin DB4

Aston Martin DB4

The Aston Martin DB4 was the car that would set the course for iconic British automaker over the decades that followed. It was the first Aston with the Carrozzeria Touring designed Superleggera bodywork – a lightweight aluminium body shell with a steel supporting substructure and chassis. Although Carrozzeria Touring is based in Milan, the body was…

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Bugatti Type 35

Bugatti Type 35

The Bugatti Type 35 was one of the most successful racing cars of pre-WWII Europe and today it stands as one go the most successful racing cars of all time. The iconic Bugatti horseshoe grill fitted to the front of the Type 35 is the one that set the standard for all that would follow,…

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Boeing 737 Engine Chair

Aircraft Engine Chair

Typically it’s not advisable to sit inside a jet engine, in fact I’m told it’s one of the first things they teach you when you get a job loading suitcases into commuter planes. This Boeing 737 engine cowling has been removed from a decommissioned jet and rebuilt by the team at Fallen Furniture in their Bath,…

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Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spider

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Ferrari built just 10 examples of the NART Spider, 25 had initially been ordered but sales were slow due to the eye-watering price tag – even through the car had been featured in The Thomas Crown Affair as Faye Dunaway’s daily driver. After its appearance in the film, Steve McQueen went right out and bought…

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1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

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The Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz was originally introduced in 1953 as a limited-production luxury convertible alongside the Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta and Buick Roadmaster Skylark. The Cadillac was the runaway success of the group and its influence on both automotive and industrial design throughout the mid to late ’50s is hard to overstate. The price of the Eldorado…

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Riva Ferrari 32

Riva Ferrari 32

The Riva Ferrari 32 was developed as a joint project between two of Italy’s finest vehicle manufacturers – Riva and Ferrari. Just 30 examples were ever built, and due to their rarity and dual-name heritage they only very rarely come up for sale. The development of the Riva Ferrari 32 was headed by Gino Gervasoni…

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1931 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria

Stutz DV-32

The Stutz DV-32 was fitted with what was likely the most technologically advanced car engine in America during the early 1930s. Whilst all the other major luxury manufacturers of the day were developing V12s and V16s, the Stutz engineers chose to use their racing heritage to design an advanced inline-8 cylinder engine with twin overhead…

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1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

Ferrari 365 GTB:4 Daytona

In 1968 Ferrari unveiled their new car, the 365 GTB/4. It was a stark shift from the more rounded and flowing designs of its predecessors and thanks to a 1-2-3 finish at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona by Ferrari – it was quickly nicknamed the “Daytona” by the world’s motoring media. The nickname stuck…

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1982 Rolex GMT-Master

Rolex GMT-Master 1

The Rolex GMT-Master was originally developed in 1954 as a join project between Rolex and Pan American Airways as the standard issue wristwatch for their pilots and navigators. In the years since it’s become one of the most recognisable and iconic watch designs in the world, and most collectors will have at least one in…

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1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

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The Ferrari 275 GTB/4 was the first Ferrari to be offered for sale with a transaxle, and it would also be the first offered without wires wheels due to concerns about it shredding the spokes – although they were available as an optional extra. Externally, the design clearly took no small amount of inspiration from…

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1984 Ferrari 288 GTO

Ferrari 288 GTO 6

The Ferrari 288 GTO was destined to compete in the borderline-insane world of Group B rallying. The FIA introduced the regulations that would define Group B in 1982, and it triggered an arms race amongst automakers that is often referred to today as the golden age of rally. The only downside was the number of…

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